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Energy / Energy-General

Cutting-Edge Experiments Lead to Breakthrough in Superconductor Development

Feb 16, 2024 at 06:38 | Brian Westenhaus

An international team that includes Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists has developed a new method to make and manipulate a widely studied class of high-temperature superconductors.…

UK Battery Storage Firms Wrestle with Financial Turmoil

Feb 16, 2024 at 06:36 | City A.M

Developing the UK’s battery storage capacity is crucial to the green transition.  One of the downfalls of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, is that…

Oil Majors Pursue Projects with $30 per Barrel Breakeven

Feb 15, 2024 at 16:00 | Alex Kimani

The U.S. and global oil and gas sector is currently enjoying a third year of relatively high energy prices with oil demand on a steady growth trajectory. WTI crude has…

Redox Flow Desalination Offers Potable Water and Energy Storage

Feb 15, 2024 at 07:46 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering achieved a major breakthrough in Redox Flow Desalination (RFD), an emerging electrochemical technique that can turn seawater into…

Grid Expansion About to Become Biggest Transition Problem

Feb 14, 2024 at 10:10 | Irina Slav

In September last year, the European Union's electric utility industry association, Eurelectric, warned that the bloc needed what Reuters called "unprecedented" investments in grid upgrades. Otherwise, Eurelectric said, the…

Barclays Lags European Peers in Halt To Funding New Oil and Gas Fields

Feb 14, 2024 at 09:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

UK banking giant Barclays has just announced that it will drop direct funding for new oil and gas projects, joining other major European banks in halting the financing of fossil…

Another Mega-Merger Is Brewing in the U.S. Shale Patch

Feb 14, 2024 at 07:17 | David Messler

The merger and acquisition deals are coming in the shale patch, at a rate almost too fast to document. Last week news broke about Devon Energy, (NYSE:DVN), and Canadian-based producer,…

New Electrode Revolutionizes Hydrogen Production from Seawater

Feb 14, 2024 at 07:06 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Tsukuba researchers have developed highly durable electrodes without precious metals to enable direct hydrogen production from seawater. Water electrolysis utilizing renewable energy sources…

RBC Predicts Prolonged Challenges in EV Market

Feb 14, 2024 at 06:52 | ZeroHedge

For the better part of the last 6 months we have been documenting the slowdown in EV adoption, with major legacy automakers scaling back on investments, switching to…

Fitch: Politics And Geopolitics Are Top Risks For Oil & Commodities

Feb 13, 2024 at 15:22 | Alex Kimani

Leading American credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has reported that geopolitical instability in the Middle East, upcoming elections in scores of countries as well as increasing regulatory uncertainty are…

Oil Steady As Inflation Comes In Hotter Than Expected

Feb 13, 2024 at 11:20 | Tom Kool

Equity markets got caught off guard by higher-than-expected U.S. inflation figures, but crude prices have shown resilience.

Red Sea Crisis Is Tightening Oil Markets

Feb 13, 2024 at 09:27 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Disruptions to shipping in the Red Sea and via the Suez Canal are raising the prices of African and U.S. crude grades and expanding the backwardation in the global

Refinery Outage Delays Next Oil Price Rally

Feb 13, 2024 at 09:17 | Charles Kennedy

The power outage that took BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana, offline for at least three weeks has delayed a potential price jump by dampening demand expectations in the immediate term.…

How China is Tightening its Noose on Critical Minerals

Feb 12, 2024 at 14:19 | Alex Kimani

The historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 took bold steps towards promoting U.S. production of critical minerals, with a dual-pronged goal of supporting a rapid energy transition and lessening…

Houthis Strike Greek Ship in Red Sea Due to ‘American’ NASDAQ Listing

Feb 12, 2024 at 10:23 | Charles Kennedy

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis fired two missiles at a Greek-operated vessel reportedly carrying corn to Iran through the Red Sea on Monday, causing damage to the vessel but no casualties.  The…

Russia’s Gazprom Awarded Iraq’s Huge Nasiriyah Oil Development

Feb 12, 2024 at 07:58 | Simon Watkins

Russian gas giant Gazprom has been awarded the development contract for the supergiant Nasiriyah oil field in Iraq’s strategic southern eastern region close to the main export terminal of Al…

Rapid EV Adoption Risks Tying U.S. to Chinese Interests

Feb 12, 2024 at 07:58 | ZeroHedge

Authored by James Marks via RealClear Wire, Normally a new year brings a renewed focus on getting things done in Washington. But with…

ConocoPhillips Bids for Pieces of Citgo With Claims, Not Cash

Feb 09, 2024 at 11:04 | Julianne Geiger

ConocoPhillips—the largest Citgo creditor thanks to Venezuela’s $12 billion appropriation of Conoco’s assets—has made a bid in the U.S. court auction that is determining the fate of Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum.…

Fusion Breakthrough Could Spark AI and Quantum Computing Boom

Feb 09, 2024 at 09:58 | ZeroHedge

Authored by Tristan Greene via CoinTelegraph.com, A recent physics breakthrough that could serve as a proof-of-concept for the development of nuclear fusion reactors capable of producing near-unlimited…

From Coal to Clean: The Economic Challenge of Shifting Energy Paradigms

Feb 09, 2024 at 09:50 | Haley Zaremba

A total switch to renewable energy is going to wreak havoc on job markets in the United States. In some places, this will be a great thing – huge numbers…

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